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Winter Street Studios/ Hello there!

Hello lovelies! 
It’s been a crazy past month or so post Hurricane Harvey for those of us in the Houston area. Sadly, there are buildings in downtown Houston (i.e. the Wortham Center and the Alley Theatre) that won’t be able to reopen until next year. 

Nevertheless, Houston is a city made up of resilient individuals who are proud to call H-town home. I happen to place myself in that group and have made it a personal mission of mine to start scoping out more local commodities, whether it’s food or clothing brands or art. 

One place that is home to some amazing local art is Winter Street Studios. In conjunction with Sawyer Street Studios, this cool little portion of the city not only offers gorgeous artwork but also hosts a variety of events. 

-C 

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How to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

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Hello there!

I know it’s been a while since I last posted, but I have changed jobs and have also started on another chapter of my life. Needless to say–a lot has happened within the last month. This past week or so, though, has been especially crazy and not in a good way.

For those of you who may be checking out my blog for this first time, know that I am a native Houstonian who moved back to the city two years ago after having graduated from college in the Northwest. I am also very proud to be a Houstonian and Texan and love the area that I’ve always called home. Unfortunately, though, this past week has been difficult for us. Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas coast this past Friday and then went on to dump a record amount of rain over the Houston area resulting in massive flooding. Never have I seen such damage occur in my life to my hometown.

Fortunately for us, Texas is known as the friendly state so since Day One there have been so many people risking their lives to help one another. From the Coast Guard to the National Guard to the Red Cross to the Cajun Navy to even your neighbor out in his boat, everyone has lent a helping hand to those in need.

However, there is still a great need for money and resources to help those who have been severely affected by Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that came with it. Below, I have listed ways that those in state and out of state can help those who have been affected.

Here’s to getting the word out and remaining #HoustonStrong .

 

VOLUNTEERING LINKS

http://swamplot.com/the-best-way-to-find-out-which-hurricane-harvey-shelters-near-you-need-help-and-what-they-need/2017-08-29/

http://volunteerhouston.org/

 

DONATION LINKS

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-harvey-relief-fund/

https://secure.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.9534757/k.CB79/Hurricane_Harvey_Relief_Fund/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp

directrelief.org

https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

http://www.houstonspca.org/

http://www.texasdiaperbank.org/

https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/get-involved/donate

https://www.homelesshouston.org/take-action/donate/

http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/

http://www.galvestoncountyfoodbank.org/

http://www.victoriafoodbank.org/

http://www.foodbankcc.com/

http://setxfoodbank.org/

http://www.foodbankrgv.com/

https://safoodbank.org/

https://www.youcaring.com/victimsofhurricaneharvey-915053

https://www.youcaring.com/victimsofhurricaneharvey-918107

 

TEXT TO DONATE

Text LOVE to 20222 to donate $10 to the Houston Humane Society.

Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross.

Text UWFLOOD to 41444 to donate to the United Way of Greater Houston flood relief fund.

 

PURCHASE TO DONATE

Proceeds from the sales of Magnolia Market’s Texas Forever tee through September 30th will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Proceeds from the sales of Live Love Gameday’s Live Love Texas tee will be donated directly to the Red Cross.

Proceeds from James Avery’s Deep in the Heart of Texas charm sales through September 30th will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

 

*I will continue to update this list as more information is made available.* 

-C

 

 

 

 

 

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Feels like Summer (Reader Update)

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Hello lovelies!

I know I’ve been quite hit and miss when it comes to posting since having gotten back from my trip to the Pacific Northwest and I apologize for that. Things have been crazy here, but I am currently trying to get back to some semblance of a normal schedule/routine.

Also, it’s really been feeling like summer here in the Houston area. I’ve already worn my white jeans multiple times and have even been able to get out the bikini as well. Crazy stuff–I know.

One brand I’ve come to love recently is Jude Connally and that is because of the saving grace of the moisture wicking material of many of her pieces (like the dress I am wearing above). If there’s one thing that annoys me, it’s when humidity gets my clothes to attack me and luckily that does not happen when you wear Jude Connally.

Have a wonderful Tuesday, y’all!

-C

 

(Dress: Jude Connally (sold out, similar); Wedges: Donald Pliner; Tote, Necklace, & Earrings: J Barton Clothiers)

Photos by Chelsea Chandler

Life, Music, Travel

Seattle Center

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My second (and last) day in Seattle began with a morning spent in the Pioneer Square/International District area and followed by an afternoon at the Seattle Center.

The Seattle Center is seventy-four acres and was originally built for the 1962 World Fair. It currently is comprised of the Museum of Pop Culture, the Memorial Stadium, Chihuly Glass and Gardens, the Space Needle, and the Key Arena. I spent the majority of my time at the Museum of Pop Culture to check out the Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, and Star Trek exhibits (amongst many others) and then made my way over to the Space Needle as the sun was setting.

To anyone who is visiting Seattle in the near future, I highly recommend that you check out this area as there is honestly just so much to do.

-C

Instagram, Life, Travel

Favorite 2015 Moments

From hiking in the Deschutes Basin to exploring the Painted Hills to graduating from the U.O. to visiting Glacier National Park to checking out Graffiti Park in Austin and the Co-Cathedral in Downtown Houston, 2015 was one memorable year.

As previously mentioned, it was personally a rough year but with all that I was able to do, I don’t regret a thing.

Here’s to 2016!

-C

Instagram, Life

Life Lately–Back in TX

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Nothing says Texas like Whataburger

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Love the little collectible hearts a shop sells in the small town where my parents live

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The Free People dress I’ve been wearing nonstop since I got it a month ago (it has pockets!!)

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Bathroom selfie in the gorgeous bathroom at the Petroleum Club in Houston

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First Marble Slab Creameries cup I had in a while, with my favorite flavor–cinnamon vanilla

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Back In Black

Hello y’all! I know, it must seem I have been on a bit of a blogging hiatus with having not posted anything since April (and it’s almost July…eek!). Honestly, so many things kept on getting granted a higher priority than this blog. However, now that I will be getting into my “upperclassmen” years of college, I am starting to get a better handle of what I consider to be my priorities and would love to be able to share my experiences (and everything else) with y’all!

There have been so many things that have occurred out in the world over the past two months that I am just itching to discuss along with things that have gone on in my life. I hope that all of y’all have had an amazing start to Summer and have been able to get some barbecuing accomplished! (:

Have a lovely day and a great end of the weekend y’all! (:

P.S: It’s great to be back! (;